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Creo™ Parametric
Where breakthrough products begin
Engineering departments face countless challenges as they strive
to create breakthrough products. They must manage exacting
technical processes, as well as the rapid flow of information
across diverse development teams. In the past, companies
seeking CAD benefits could opt for tools that focused on easeof-use, yet lacked depth and process breadth. Or, they could
choose broader solutions that fell short on usability. With Creo
Parametric, companies get both a simple and powerful solution,
to create great products without compromise.
Creo Parametric helps you quickly deliver the highest quality,
most accurate digital models. With its seamless Web connectivity,
Creo Parametric provides product teams with access to the
resources, information and capabilities they need – from
conceptual design and analysis to tooling development and
machining. In addition with Creo Parametric, high-fidelity digital
models have full associativity, so that product changes made
anywhere can update deliverables everywhere. That’s what it
takes to achieve the digital product confidence needed before
investing significant capital in sourcing, manufacturing capacity
and volume production.
Key Benefits
• Quickly create the highest quality and most
innovative products
• Accelerate concept design with FreeStyle design features
• Increase productivity with more efficient and flexible 3D
detailed design capabilities
• Increase model quality, promote native and multi-CAD
part reuse, and reduce model errors
The intuitive user interface streamlines design tasks.
Creo Parametric is the superior choice for speed-to-value
Through its flexible workflow and sleek user interface, Creo
Parametric drives personal engineering productivity like no
other 3D CAD software. The industry - leading user experience
enables direct modeling, provides feature handles and intelligent
snapping, and uses geometry previews, so users can see the
effects of changes before committing to them. Plus, Creo
Parametric is based on familiar Windows® UI standards providing immediate user accessibility and extending those
standards to the unique challenges of 3D product design.
Though most discrete manufacturers invest in computer-aided
design and other technologies for product development, their
investments do not always generate the desired returns. Lack
of interoperability, capability shortcomings, poor usability
and discontinuities across the concept-design-manufacturing
continuum often hamper engineering teams in their effort to
develop high-quality digital product models more efficiently.
• Handle complex surfacing requirements with ease
• Instantly connect to information and resources on the
Internet – for a highly efficient product development process
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Deep and broad capabilities allow engineers to design to
customer needs, not to the limitations of software. Creo
Parametric creates seamless digital product information
throughout all engineering processes, with associative CAD,
CAM and CAE applications spanning conceptual design
to NC toolpath generation. In addition, Creo Parametric
excels in multi-CAD environments and guarantees upward
compatibility of data from earlier Pro/ENGINEER™ releases.
Fast, secure collaboration means more productivity and less
risk. Creo Parametric offers instant connectivity to valuable
resources via an embedded Web browser. As part of PTC’s
integral Product Development System (PDS), Creo Parametric
provides a seamless user experience with Windchill®.
Never Compromise
Based on the proven technology of Pro/ENGINEER – chosen
by over 600,000 designers and engineers at nearly 19,000
companies worldwide – Creo Parametric offers the newest,
most innovative 3D CAD capabilities for your detailed
design process. There’s simply no better value, quality or
capability – anywhere. As a design professional, you can’t risk
having CAD tools that compromise your product, process or
productivity. With Creo Parametric, you never compromise
because you have the exact tools you need to get the entire
job done – accurately and quickly.
Robust Assembly Modeling
• Enjoy smarter, faster assembly modeling performance
• Create simplified representations ‘on-the-fly’
• Share lightweight, yet fully accurate model representations
using the unique Shrinkwrap™ tool
• Leverage real-time collision detection
• Use AssemblySense™ to embed fit, form and function
knowledge to create assemblies quickly and accurately
Detailed Documentation Including 2D and 3D Drawings
• Create 2D and 3D drawings according to international
standards, including ASME, ISO and JIS
• Create an associative bill-of-material (BOM) and
associated balloon notes automatically
• Automate the creation of drawings with templates
Creo Parametric Capabilities
3D Solid Modeling
• Create precise geometry, regardless of model complexity
• Automatically dimension sketches for fast, easy reuse
• Quickly build robust engineering features such as rounds,
chamfers, holes and more
Build assembly models of any size faster using best-in-class component
placement capabilities in Creo Parametric.
• Create part variants using family tables
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Technical Surfacing
Digital Human Modeling
• Create complex freeform shapes faster with
FreeStyle features
• Insert and manipulate a digital human inside your CAD
model with Manikin Lite capabilities
• Develop complex surface geometry using sweeps, blends,
extends, offsets, and a variety of other specialized features
• Gain valuable insight about interactions between your
product and people who manufacture, use and service
the product earlier in the design cycle
• Trim/extend surfaces using tools such as extrude, revolve,
blend, and sweep
• Perform surface operations such as copy, merge, extend,
and transform
Weld Modeling and Documentation
• Define joining requirements
• Define complex surface geometry explicitly
• Extract valuable information from the model, such as
mass properties, clearances, interferences, and cost data
Revolutionary Warp Technology
• Easily produce complete 2D weld documentation
• Make global deformations of selected geometry in 3D
Analysis Features
• Dynamically scale, stretch, bend and twist models
• Perform basic static structural analysis on parts and
assemblies with CAE Lite capabilities
• Apply Warp to geometry imported from other CAD tools
Sheetmetal Modeling
• Create walls, bends, punches, notches, forms, and reliefs
using the streamlined user interface
• Automatically generate flat patterns from 3D geometry
• Validate the kinematic motion of your design
• Interoperability with PTC Mathcad® engineering
calculation software, lets you integrate Mathcad
worksheets with your design to predict behavior and drive
critical parameters and dimensions (Mathcad optionally
• Use a variety of bend allowance calculations to create flat
patterns of the designs
• Add Microsoft® Excel® files to your design
Flat pattern previews in sheetmetal design in Creo Parametric update
dynamically so you can see your design edits in real-time.
Mechanism Design lets you create mechanical connections and simulate
motion on kinetic assemblies.
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Real-Time Photo Rendering
Web Capabilities Provide Instant Access
• Create accurate, photorealistic images of products quickly,
while rendering even the largest assemblies
• Internet/Intranet support, for fast access to email, FTP
and the Web – all from within Creo Parametric
• Make dynamic geometry changes while maintaining
photorealistic effects such as shadows, reflections,
textures, and transparency
• Seamless access to Windchill for content and process
Integrated Design Animation
• Create assembly/disassembly animations directly from
the modeling environment
• Reuse models easily, with the option to include
mechanism simulation
Integrated NC Capabilities
• Create 2 1/2-axis milling programs in less time with
integrated CAM Lite capabilities
Complete Library of Parts, Features, Tools and More
• Download predefined parts and symbols using J-Link
Programmatic Interface
• Customize the Creo Parametric user interface to serve
your specific needs
• Get up to speed faster with integrated tutorials,
Help resources and access to additional PTC University
training content
• Machine prismatic parts with 5-axis positioning
• Control drawing entities with 2D drawing import wizards
Data Exchange
• Work with a number of standard file formats including
of 3D with associated 2D), ACIS import/export, Parasolid
• Create parametric, full-feature 3D designs from 2D
drawings using the AutobuildZ conversion wizard
* Support for import and export of CATIA® V4, CATIA V5 and NX®, including PTC‘s patented
Associative Topology Bus,™ can be purchased separately.
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Leverage Web connectivity for information–gathering, part catalogs,
and optional Product Data Management (PDM) and collaboration
solution access.
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Easy to Expand, Impossible to Outgrow
3D CAE Extensions
The unlimited scalability of Creo Parametric means you can
easily add new users, new modules, and new capabilities as
your business and your needs continue to grow, and you‘ll
never have to worry about importing incompatible data or
learning a new user interface. Add-on extensions to Creo
Parametric seamlessly provide extended capabilities including
the following products:
Verifying the performance of your designs early in the process
can help you get to the end–result faster. That’s why Creo provides
design engineers with a broad range of integrated simulation
and analysis capabilities to help them design with confidence.
-- Creo Simulation Extension
-- Creo Advanced Simulation Extension
3D CAD – Advanced Design Solutions
-- Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension
Creo provides a number of advanced, specialized capabilities
to meet the broad range of designers’ needs. From structural
frameworks to digital human models, Creo extensions help
you capture more of your design in 3D.
-- Creo Fatigue Advisor
-- Creo Flexible Modeling Extension
-- Creo Advanced Assembly Extension
-- Creo ECAD-MCAD Collaboration Extension
-- Creo Expert Framework Extension
-- Creo Manikin Extension
-- Creo Piping and Cabling Extension
3D CAID Extensions
Creo delivers the capabilities you need to create the precise
shapes, surfaces and aesthetics of your design. Unleash
your creativity and show your designs “in the best light”
with Creo CAID products.
-- Creo Mechanism Dynamics Extension
-- Creo Plastic Advisor
-- Creo Spark Analysis Extension
-- Creo Manikin Analysis Extension
-- Creo Tolerance Analysis Extension
3D NC and Tooling Extensions
Streamlining tooling design and manufacture can accelerate
your time to market. Creo NC and Tooling solutions provide
a broad range of mold, tool and die design and machining
capabilities so you can leverage your 3D CAD data – thereby
saving time and reducing errors.
-- Creo Progressive Die Extension
-- Creo Expert Moldbase Extension
-- Creo NC Sheetmetal Extension
-- Creo Interactive Surface Design Extension
-- Creo Prismatic and Multi-Surface Milling Extension
-- Creo Advanced Rendering Extension
-- Creo Production Machining Extension
-- Creo Reverse Engineering Extension
-- Creo Complete Machining Extension
-- Creo Complete Mold Design Extension
-- Creo Computer-Aided Verification Extension
-- Creo Tool Design Extension
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Multi-CAD Data Exchange and Other Products
Creo Parametric provides native data exchange with
numerous 2D and 3D file formats. The following add-on
extensions also provide associative interoperability and other
capabilities, such as digital right management for protecting
your IP, distributed processing, interoperability with 3rd–party
applications and more.
© 2011, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). All rights reserved. Information described
herein is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, and should
not be construed as a guarantee, commitment, condition or offer by PTC. PTC, the PTC logo,
more information and system requirements, visit:
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the United States and in other countries. All other product or company names are property
of their respective owners. The timing of any product release, including any features or
functionality, is subject to change at PTC’s discretion.
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-- Creo Rights Management Extension
-- Creo Distributed Batch Extension
-- Creo Interface for CADDS 5
-- Creo Interface for CATIA V4
-- Creo Interface for CATIA V5
-- Creo Interface for JT
Authorised Dealer
-- Creo Interface for NX
-- Creo Legacy Data Migration Extension
-- Creo Toolkit
-- GRANITE Interoperability Kernel
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